The registrar of the Supreme Court has raised objections on former President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s plea under Supreme Court Rules 1980 which says a convict has to surrender to the authorities before filing an appeal.
The SC Registrar Office returned the appeal seeking suspension of verdict in a case pertaining to high treason, on the grounds that unless the petitioner surrenders himself, his plea cannot be entertained. Order 23, Rule 8 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1980, empowers the apex court not to accept any petition unless the convict surrenders himself to the authorities.
Former president and military chief Pervez Musharraf on Thursday (Jan 16) approached the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of a special court that had handed him a death sentence in a case pertaining to high treason.
Barrister Salman Safdar, the counsel for the former military dictator, submitted the petition challenging the special court verdict in the top court today. Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday (Jan 13) announced its reserved verdict on former president and top military official Pervez Musharraf’s plea and declared the formation of special court as unconstitutional.
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